Easy Low Carb Chicken Pho
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Authentic pho is very rewarding to make but it can take quite a bit of time. This quick and simplified recipe gives you homemade pho in less than 30 minutes. Plus it tastes so much like the real deal. And if you use the right noodles it's very low carb!
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 4
  • 8 oz dried rice noodles (or Miracle or Wonder noodles - any Shirataki or kelp noodle - if you want to make this low carb)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (divided)
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into 1 inch chunks **
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger (or ¼ tsp of ground ginger)
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • white onion, very thinly sliced
  • fresh cilantro leaves
  • jalapeno. thinly sliced
  • lime juice
  • Other garnish options: bean sprouts and fresh mint leaves
  1. If using rice noodles, cook according to the package instructions and drain well. Kelp noodles do not need to be cooked. Shirataki noodles will need to be prepped per their instructions.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a dutch oven or large pot over medium heat. Generously season chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Add chicken to pot and cook until golden. 3-4 minutes or more if larger pieces and set aside.
  3. Add remaining 1 tbsp of oil to the pot. Add garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant. About 1-2 minutes.
  4. Whisk in chicken stock, fish sauce and hoisin sauce. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Serve with noodles, chicken and garnish with onion, cilantro, jalapeno and lime juice. As well as bean sprouts and mint if desired.
** thighs will give you a richer more authentic taste but breasts work really well and it's what I normally use since it's what's in my freezer and fridge
Recipe by Sweet Hope Lifestlye at https://sweethopestudio.com/easy-low-carb-chicken-pho/